On 26 August, the English army defeated a far larger French army in the Battle of Crécy.
Following some initial setbacks the war went exceptionally well for England; victories at Crécy and Poitiers led to the highly favourable Treaty of Brétigny.
All of these factors made Edward III's army powerful, even when outnumbered by the French forces.
from Battle of Crécy
John de Vere was a trusted captain of Edward III in the king's wars in Scotland and France, and took part in both the Battle of Crécy and the Battle of Poitiers.
John was a captain in King Edward III's army, and as such participated in the Battle of Crécy and the Battle of Poitiers.
The commander of the Anglo-Breton faction was Sir Thomas Dagworth, a veteran professional soldier who had served with his overlord King Edward III for many years and was trusted to conduct the Breton war in an effective manner whilst Edward was raising funds in England and planning the invasion of Normandy for the following year, which would eventually result in the crushing battle of Crécy.
The story goes that England's Edward III, after a victory in the Battle of Crécy, laid siege to Calais, while Philip VI of France ordered the city to hold out at all costs.
John Dawney served in King Edward III's expedition to Honfleur in 1346, and fought at the Battle of Crécy on 26 August 1346, for which he was made a knight banneret.
from John Dawney
Northburgh accompanied King Edward III of England on the English expedition to France which included the Battle of Crécy (1346) and acted as royal clerk, writing an eyewitness account in a newsletter from the English camp, and giving the French casualties as 1,542 "without reckoning the commons and foot-soldiers".
from Michael Northburgh
The river featured in the 1346 withdrawal of Edward III's army, which forded the river at the battle of Blanchetaque during the campaign which culminated in the Battle of Crécy.
from River Somme
The Military Knights of Windsor were constituted by King Edward III following the Battle of Crécy, when many knights captured by the French were forced to liquidate their estates to raise ransom money in order to secure their release.
Scene 6 As they march through the north of France, the prime minister remarks that the army’s route near to Crecy follows that of King Edward III.
In the first phase Edward III won some extraordinary victories against the French, most notably at Crécy and Sluys.
In the medieval period, it was the lowest crossing point on the Somme and it was nearby that Edward III's army crossed shortly before the Battle of Crécy in 1346.
Calais fell after the Battle of Crécy in 1346 to Edward III of England following a desperate siege.
from Pale of Calais
Edward III of England
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